Whether or not you graduated from The Bush School—if you attended even for just one year—you are a member of the Bush alumni community and an invaluable part of the history and the future of the school. The Bush School Alumni Office strives to keep alumni engaged in the school community and connected to teachers, classmates, and friends.
Please contact the Alumni & Donor Relations Manager Jamila Humphrie for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For over forty-five years, The Bush School has gathered together on the first day of school for Convocation. This Bush community tradition moved online this year with over 650 households of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni tuning in.
While we did not gather together as a community on campus, Head of School Dr. Percy L. Abram remarked, “The physical distance between us brings into focus how much our lives have changed over the past six months. We’ve experienced loss and separation as well as feats of great courage and bravery. Marking the acts of kindness and selflessness around us fills us with gratitude and hope that our community will not only weather these circumstances, but will emerge more determined to find meaning in the school’s founding principles of truth, beauty, and purpose."
Convocation speakers Dr. Abram, Board President Steve Rosen ’84, Families Association President Christina Brinker, Vivian ’28, GianLucca ’25, and Julia ’21, all did a phenomenal job setting the tone for the year, the theme of which is Water. Percy shared, “Like water, we changed with and because of our surroundings to become more loving, more grateful, more generous, more open, more aware, and then more active. We’ve learned lessons about ourselves, our failings, our prejudices, and our resolve.” He closed Convocation with Alice Walker’s poem When You See Water.
"When you see water in a stream you say: oh, this is stream water; When you see water in the river you say: oh, this is water of the river; When you see ocean water you say: This is the ocean's water! But actually water is always only itself and does not belong to any of these containers though it creates them. And so it is with you."
Like water, you have the power to create the containers you will live in. Have a great school year, Blazers. #bewater
Bush alumni gathered in New York City at the home of Ben Ryan ’97. They enjoyed each other’s company, updates from campus, and a conversation focused on the school’s vision which continues to prioritize and encourage inclusivity.
The Class of 1969 celebrated their Fiftieth Reunion with a tour of campus, a reception with Head of School Percy L. Abram, and a BBQ at the home of Steff ’69 and Hod Fowler. The class reminisced about Bush faculty like Marjorie Livengood and Midge Grove, looked through yearbooks, and revisited treasured spaces on campus like the senior lounge.